Our Technical Library offers you a collection of whitepapers and technical articles on various topics in the world of healthcare and medical.
In-depth papers on innovative silicone technology
Hospital-acquired infections have been decreasing over time, however they still remain a threat to patient safety. Particularly, catheter-associated infections are difficult to prevent due to their inherent positioning both in and outside the body.
Our silicone tubing experts have tested a variety of techniques aimed at reducing bacterial colonization in catheter tubing. This whitepaper outlines these techniques and presents test results proving the effectiveness of the immersion impregnation method in combining an API with silicone tubing to prevent catheter-associated infections.
Click here to download this whitepaper to learn more about combining silicone tubing with APIs to reduce hospital-acquired infections
Drug-eluting combination products are becoming increasingly popular in the treatment and control of medical conditions. Demand for products which release regular controlled doses of drugs precisely and consistently is surging.
Our silicone and medical device experts have tested a variety of methods for adding the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) to the silicone component. This whitepaper compares the methods and presents test results proving the effectiveness of the immersion-impregnation method, which potentially opens drug-eluting devices to delivery of a wider range of API.
Click here to download this whitepaper to find out more about the immersion-impregnation method for producing drug device combination products
Expert pieces on seals and engineered products - Our collection of technical articles highlights a range of sealing technology topics. Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical experts share their insights on the latest advances in seals and engineered products.
By Anrew Gaillard, Healthcare & Medical Segment Manager, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.
The pros and cons of drug delivery and device enhancement.
With its stability and biocompatible properties, silicone is leading the way to a new generation of drug delivery products and enhanced medical devices that will profoundly improve patient care.
By Dan Sanchez, Product Manager at Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical
In an effort to design smaller, more intricate and complicated medical devices without running afoul of increasingly stringent national and international regulations, many designers are looking to geometric transition extrusions manufactured of high consistency rubber (HCR) silicone. This process reduces total cost of ownership for the original equipment manufacturer while improving part quality and greatly enhancing the types of devices being sought by healthcare medproviders.
By Dan Sanchez, Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical
Medtech companies have demanded increasingly complex geometries in medical tubing. Here’s a rundown of five manufacturing processes that could help them get there.
By Andrew Gaillard, Global Director and Jonathan Russell, Engineering Manager, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Healthcare & Medical, published in "Medical Design Briefs" September 2019
Trelleborg is a full-service supplier of finished medical devices involving silicone-API processing, assembly of sensor and insertion device, ready-to-use package and sterilization.
By Michelle Jacobson, published in Today's Medical Developments Magazine, July 2019
With component sourcing and supply chain management support from Trelleborg, Spinal Singularity developed the Connected Catheter to offer improved quality for users.
By Ursula Nollenberger, published in "Rubber & Plastics News", May 2019
When it comes to the safety and efficiency of medical devices, lives could literally be on the line.
Whether it's a wearable pump for insulin or implantable delivery devices, proper dose regulation and biocompatibility are crucial.
By Mark Gordon and Andrew Gaillard; published in "MDT-Medical Design Technology", March 2019
As the medical device and pharmaceutical worlds continue to converge, extraordinary product designs are becoming reality
Published in "DesignSolutions"
The technical possibilities with liquid silicone rubber (LSR) are endless and can be applied to numerous fields. This article demonstrates how LSR and two-component (or two-shot) injection molding technology can be used across a range of industries to produce innovative solutions.
By Ursula Nollenberger and Jarno Burkhardt published in "TODAY'S MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS"
O-Rings are the most popular seals used by design engineers due to their basic geometry and almost universal use. Read this article to learn more about how liquid silicone rubber (LSR) O-Rings are used for healthcare and medical applications.
Published in "MDO"
Three production techniques can reduce the colonization of bacteria on devices made of silicone for placement inside the body. Tests have shown that the newest method shows promise.
Published in "Medical Design"
Today's implantable medical devices require bio-friendly silicone that keeps fluids flowing even when space is tight..
Published in Medical Design Technology
Transdermal drug delivery systems have several benefits over traditional methods. Read this article for more information on how liquid silicone rubber can be successfully transformed into microneedle patches designed for this particular use.
Medical patches have been around for a long time, but new versions with tiny needles could revolutionize drug-delivery. This article takes an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities microneedle technology offers.
Isolast® FFKMs combine the resilience and sealing force of an elastomer with the chemical inertness and thermal stability of PTFE. ISO 14644-1 certified cleanliness of components throughout the supply chain makes them ideal for use in pharmaceutical and biotechnology equipment, such as mass spectrometers.
What our customers should expect from companies within their supply chain.
Medical Design Technology, September 2014